New Online Dating Site is Just for Students

Oct 3, 2012 12:58:18Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

New Online Dating Site is Just for Students School is back in swing, and college campuses are once again full of co-eds hustling to and from class and cramming for exams. University lifestyle isn't solely about education - for many, it's an opportunity for romance. Some students may find it difficult to find dates, either because they're too busy or ... Read More

Do Cellphones Have a Place in the Classroom?

Oct 2, 2012 10:35:01Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Do Cellphones Have a Place in the Classroom? With the increase in the number of young people who use mobile devices, a debate has sparked among teachers, parents and students - should cellphones be allowed in the classroom? While some argue that mobile technologies are a distraction and can only cause trouble in an educational setting, others say that smartphones... Read More

Researchers Find Link Between Late-Night Cellphone Use, Teenage Mental Health Issues

Oct 1, 2012 16:44:10Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Researchers Find Link Between Late-Night Cellphone Use, Teenage Mental Health Issues A recent study from the University of Tokyo finds that teenagers who use their cellphone after going to bed for the night are at a higher risk of poor mental health, including suicidal thoughts and the propensity to inflict self harm. The study's conductors speculate that teens who are up late on their cellphones a... Read More

Survey: Many Baby Boomers Lack Digital Security Knowhow

Oct 1, 2012 16:17:52Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Survey: Many Baby Boomers Lack Digital Security Knowhow   The Baby Boomer generation has always embraced change, which may explain why many members of the demographic are keen to keep up with the latest technology, from smartphones to tablets. However, some tech-savvy adults may be lacking when it comes to safeguarding their devices, according to a survey from AVG Technologie... Read More

Tips to Help Kids Stay Safe Online

Sep 28, 2012 12:11:23Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Tips to Help Kids Stay Safe Online Social media is an integral method of communication these days, and you probably know far more people who have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts than those who do not. This is true for people of all ages, even children. While most social media sites have restrictions aimed at banning children under the age of 13, man... Read More

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kicks Off Next Week

Sep 28, 2012 11:29:56Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kicks Off Next Week When you go online, internet privacy may not be the first thing you think about, but it should certainly feature prominently. In order to help raise awareness of the importance of internet safety, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership, established National Cyber Security Aw... Read More

California Driverless Car Law Raises Mobile Privacy Concerns

Sep 27, 2012 10:28:07Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

California Driverless Car Law Raises Mobile Privacy Concerns Driverless vehicles are coming closer to being a reality on the roads, inspiring the state of California to pass legislation concerning the safety and performance standards for autonomous automobiles. The recently approved bill, however, did not touch on consumer privacy, even though data sharing plays a major role in ... Read More

Safety Precautions for Location-Based Dating Apps

Sep 25, 2012 15:36:12Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Safety Precautions for Location-Based Dating Apps For a long time, online dating was strictly a computer-based game, but as matchmaking businesses expand their services to encompass mobile devices, the world of internet-based romance is changing. Many dating apps allow users to check in to various locations to alert local singles of their whereabouts. On one hand, thi... Read More

Facebook Hires Datalogix to Collect Offline Consumer Data, Privacy Groups Concerned

Sep 25, 2012 15:20:01Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Facebook Hires Datalogix to Collect Offline Consumer Data, Privacy Groups Concerned Facebook recently announced a marketing partnership with Datalogix, and internet privacy advocates want the government to investigate. Datalogix, a company that collects consumer data, will step in to help Facebook improve its targeted marketing and gain a better understanding of consumer behavior, according to the Int... Read More

Many Chronically Ill Teens View Social Media as Invasive

Sep 24, 2012 14:36:08Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Many Chronically Ill Teens View Social Media as Invasive Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to stay connected with friends and family, but this increased level of connectivity to loved ones can be too much for some. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association that was conducted by at the Children's Hospital of East... Read More

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